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SHS relays a success

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

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Sikeston's Brandon Washington (right) coasts into the finish line.
SIKESTON -- Poor weather has been area track and field teams' biggest obstacle this season, but that wasn't the case on Monday.

For the first time in weeks, nice weather came through the area giving Sikeston a good kickoff for its inaugural Sikeston Twilight Relays on Monday evening at SPS Stadium.

The meet, postponed from Friday, was a huge success according to Sikeston track and field coach Jerry Dement.

"We had good weather and good competition," Dement said. "The facility played out great for its first big-time event. We had real good performances overall, especially in the track events."

No team points were kept -- only medals for the top three placers and a chance to post top times against strong competition.

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Sikeston's Dominic Fondon lands in the pit.
Out of 14 events and 14 teams, Sikeston was in the top eight in 11 of them.

They took first place in two, winning the 4 x 200 meter relay and the triple jump relay.

The 4 x 200 team, comprised of Brandon Washington, Tommie Strong, Dominic Fondon and David Stovall, won its event handily, with Washington coasting into the finish line at 1:31.03, well ahead of second place Malden.

The Bulldogs' triple jump team of Fondon, Demetrius Jackson and Andre Goodwin totaled 130-feet to blow past second place Malden and Cape Central.

Sikeston also had four second place finishes, including the 4 x 100 relay team (Washington, Wright, Strong and Stovall) and the long jump team, comprised of Fondon, Mark Williamson and Eli Jackson, finishing second only to Malden.

The high jump team made up of Jarian Wims, Dwayne Harris and Goodwin took second place with a height of 16-feet, 10-inches. The Bulldogs also took second place in the 110 hurdles relay.

"I was really pleased on the boys side in the speed relays, the hurdlers and the jumps," Dement said. "We placed in the top two in all the speed relays and the jumps. We had some good times and some good distances. We knew the competition was going to be really good in those events with Cape and Malden."

In the open 100 meter dash, Sikeston's Tommie Strong took third place in a very competitive heat. Winning the event was Malden's Trey Porter with a time of 10.61 followed by New Madrid County Central's Antiwaan Smoot at 10.84. Strong followed up at 10.90.

Malden, the defending Class 2 state champions, took first place three events. Saxony Lutheran cleaned up in the distance events, taking first in the 4 x 400 and 4 x 800 relay races, as well as the open mile led by Brandon Etzold's strong effort, finishing at 4:36.

Malden's defending state champion Ryan Criglar had the overall best long jump at 22-feet, 3 1/2. Sikeston's Mark Williamson was second at 21-feet.

In the shot put, Kelly's Spencer Ayers had the top throw of the day in the shot put at 47-feet, 7 1/2 to barely beat out Sikeston's Salamar Cox at 47-feet, 7 1/4.

Sikeston's Fondon was the overall winner in the triple jump with a leap of 44-

feet, 3 1/2. Cape Central's Tyler Terry took second followed by Sikeston's Demetrius Jackson at 43-feet, 1 1/2.

Also having a strong day was Jackson, placing first in three field events, the discus, high jump and pole vault relays. Poplar Bluff won the shot put and 110 hurdle relays.

Sikeston also had a second team run in the two speed relays, taking sixth in the 4 x 100 at 45.65 and taking eighth in the 4 x 200 at 1:35.90. The teams were comprised of Dominique McCray, Brandon Wright, Eli Jackson and Dwayne Harris.

On the girls side, Jackson dominated the day winning seven of the 14 events with two teams taking second and two others taking third.

"Jackson's girls really had some good, strong events, particularly in the field events," Dement said.

Sikeston's girls didn't win any events, but they placed second in five events. The 4 x 100 and 4 x 200 teams, comprised of Lashawna Turner, Michel'le Flye, Willa Triblett and Chasman Herrion both took second.

Sikeston's high jump team of Teah Atkinson, Tasnean Ware and Lauren Burden combined for a height of 13-feet, 4-inches.

Also, Sikeston's 100 meter hurdle relay took second at 57.83.

In the open 100 meter dash, Jackson's Rachel Kahle took first with a very impressive time of 12.03, just nipping Scott City's Stephanie Essner.

Kahle also had the top jumps in both the long and triple jumps events.

In the open mile, Cape Central's Schabbing took first at 5:44.

"This is the best weather we've had by far, maybe other than the first day we ran," Dement said. "It was a really nice day, and that allowed some good performances. Our track has proven itself to produce some fast times. The 100 times were very strong. That was a quality race. I was very pleased with the way the facility handled things. Things ran pretty smooth. Some of the field events took a little longer than we wanted them to and we're going to make some modifications and tweak that a bit. But other than that it ran really smooth."

There were originally 16 teams involved, but Festus and Fredericktown bowed out.

PREP TRACK

Sikeston Twilight Relays

1,600 meter relay -- 1. Saxony Lutheran, 8:18.18; 2. Cape Central, 8:29.27; 3. Jackson, 8:30.50; 4. Malden, 8:36.63; 5. Notre Dame 8:39.00; 6. Poplar Bluff, 8:49.92; 7. Scott City, 8:59.00; 8. Kelly, 9:14.16. 330 hurdle relay -- 1. Poplar Bluff, 50.56; 2. Sikeston, 52.55; 3. Kennett, 52.84; 4. Malden, 54.80; 5. Jackson, 56.40; 6. NMCC, 58.34; 7. Notre Dame, 1:02.26.

100 dash -- 1. Trey Porter (Mal.), 10.61; 2. Antiwaan Smoot (NMCC), 10.84; 3. Tommie Strong (Sik.), 10.90; 4. Dontrey Washington (NMCC), 11.34; 5. Kendrickus Reed (Car.), 11.50; 6. Kaleum Reid (Mal.), 11.55; 7. Smith (PB), 11.69; 8. McCoy (Dex.).

Long jump relay -- 1. Malden, 62'3"; 2. Sikeston, 60'11 1/2"; 3. Cape Central, 58'0 1/2; 4. NMCC, 54'11 1/2"; 5. Kennett, 54'5 1/2".

800 relay -- 1. Sikeston, 1:31.03; 2. Malden, 1:32.00; 3. Cape Central, 1:33.03; 4. NMCC, 1:33.67; 5. Poplar Bluff, 1:34.03; 6. Saxony Lutheran, 1:34.65; 7. Jackson, 1:35.26; 8. Sikeston B., 1:35.90.

Distance medley -- 1. Notre Dame, 11:17.42; 2. Cape Central, 11:25; 3. Malden, 11:28; 4. Jackson, 11:58; 5. Poplar Bluff, 11:59; 6. Kelly, 12:11; 7. Dexter, 12:17; 8. Saxony Lutheran, 12:25.

400 relay -- 1. Malden, 43.40; 2. Sikeston, 44.50; 3. Caruthersville, 44.96; 4. NMCC, 45.41; 5. Jackson, 45.65; 6. Sikeston B., 45.65; 7. Charleston, 45.70; 8. Scott City, 46.37.

1,600 run -- 1. Etzold (SL), 4:36; 2. Gibson (JHS), 4:39; 3. Gage (SL), 4:42; 4. Beussink (ND), 4:43.58; 5. Davis (N.D.), 4:43.97; 6. Blalock (PB), 4:51; 7. Daugherty (Ken.), 4:52; 8. Winningham (SL), 4:58.

1,600 relay -- 1. Saxony Lutheran, 3:28.93; 2. Jackson, 3:32.73; 3. Notre Dame, 3:33.56; 4. Poplar Bluff, 3:35.64; 5. Cape Central, 3:38.75; 6. Malden, 3:42.94; 7. Scott City, 3:44.57; 8. NMCC, 3:47.71.

Pole vault relay -- 1. Jackson, 35'6"; 2. Malden, 29'6"; 3. Cape Central, 26'6"; 4. Poplar Bluff, 23'0"; 5. Sikeston, 19'6".

Shot put relay -- 1. Poplar Bluff, 139'10 1/4"; 2. Jackson, 125'1 3/4"; 3. Cape Central, 121'4 3/4"; 4. Kennett, 120'8 3/4"; 5. Sikeston, 119'2 1/4"; 6. Malden, 113'9 1/2".

Discus relay -- 1. Jackson, 399'5"; 2. Cape Central, 358'7"; 3. Kennett, 321'3"; 4. Notre Dame, 310'1"; 5. Kelly, 276'10 1/2".

High jump relay -- 1. Jackson, 17'10"; 2. Sikeston, 16'10"; 3. Notre Dame, 16'10".

Triple jump relay -- 1. Sikeston, 130'0"; 2. Malden, 121'11 1/2"; 3. Cape Central, 121'11"; 4. Jackson, 113'4"; 5. NMCC, 111'0 1/2"; 6. Kennett, 104'6"; 7. Poplar Bluff, 76'11".

GIRLS

3,200-meter relay -- 1, Central, 10:14.68; 2, Jackson, 10:28.10; 3, Dexter, 10:32.50; 4, Scott City, 11:11.49; 5, Notre Dame, 11:24.66; 6, Saxony Lutheran, 12:10.40.

Pole vault relay -- 1, Central, 21-6; 2 (tie), Sikeston, 7-0; 2 (tie), Jackson, 7-0; 4, Kelly, 6-0.

300 hurdle relay -- 1, Jackson, 52.56; 2, Sikeston, 57.83; 3, Central, 1:01.73.

100 dash -- 1, Kahle (JHS), 12.03; 2, Essner (SC), 12.06; 3, Sumpher (SL), 12.29; 4, Williams (NMCC), 12.40; 5, Herrion, (SHS), 12.73; 6, Franklin (PB), 12.80; 7, Terry (CHS), 12.94; 8, Tucker (NMCC), 12.96.

800 relay -- 1, NMCC, 1:48.50; 2, Sikeston, 1:49.24; 3, Jackson, 1:52.39; 4, Caruthersville, 1:53.63.

Long jump relay -- 1, Jackson, 44-3 3/4; 2, Notre Dame, 42-4 3/4; 3, Central, 41-8 3/4; 4, Kennett, 40-3 1/2; 5, Sikeston, 39-11 1/2; 6, Caruthersville, 38-8 3/4.

Discus relay -- 1, Jackson, 339-1; 2, Charleston, 259-4; 3, Sikeston, 228-10 1/2; 4, Poplar Bluff, 221-5 1/2; 5, Kennett, 203-3; 6, Caruthersville, 147-5.

Distance medley -- 1, Central, 13:31.46; 2, Dexter, 14:40.18; 3, Jackson, 14:56.28; 4, Kelly, 16:25.96; 5, Caruthersville, 18:08.

400 relay -- 1, Central, 51.34; 2, Sikeston, 51,66; 3, NMCC, 52.06; 4, Poplar Bluff, 52.73; 5, Jackson, 53.03; 6, Dexter, 53.32; 7, Sikeston, 53.53; 8, Caruthersville, 54.03.

1,600 -- 1, Veronica Schabbing (CHS), 5:44; 2, Banda (ND), 5:47; 3, Victoria Schabbing (CHS), 5:48; 4, Johnson (Kelly), 5:49; 5, Miles (SC), 5:57; 6, Baugus (Dexter), 6:17; 7, Wright (PB), 6:29; 8, Baker (Dexter), 6:40.

High jump relay -- 1, Kennett, 13-6; 2, Sikeston, 13-4; 3, Poplar Bluff, 13-2.

Triple jump relay -- 1, Jackson, 96-3; 2, Caruthersville, 91-7 1/2; 3, Central, 88-1; 4, Malden; 5, Sikeston; 6, Kennett.

Shot put relay -- 1, Jackson, 100-11 3/4; 2, Central, 95-11; 3, Malden, 84-11 1/2; 4, Poplar Bluff, 78-8 1/4; 5, Kennett, 78-0 1/2.

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